4402 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.7
4402 reviews
Recommended
(9.1)
Food
(8.7)
Service
(8.8)
Value for money
(7.9)
Atmosphere
(9.0)

dined on Thu, 14 Mar 2019

(9)
Service is always top notch, Wine list extensive, product knowledge excellent. Food quality and quantity perfectly measured and exquisitely flavoured, thank you again for an excellent lunch PDR team.
Hi Anthony, Wow! Thank you so much for your amazing review. We really appreciate your feedback and are so pleased your experience was a success on all levels! See you next time!
Mark McLoughlin, Public Dining Room responded on Mon, 18 Mar 2019
Warwick Plunkett

dined on Sat, 2 Mar 2019

(9)
Fabulous position with quality of food and service to match. Good value for what you get
Lieya Ma

dined on Sat, 2 Mar 2019

(9)
never disappoint

dined on Tue, 26 Feb 2019

(10)
Lovely food great service and a perfect location

dined on Fri, 8 Feb 2019

(9)
An absolute must do dining experience for romantics and tourists - to sit and eat gorgeous food looking out at the view is mesmerising. We had the added bonus of a storm to watch as well but the food on offer was superb - especially the roast lamb shoulder for 2 followed by scrumptious desserts - the Bathers Cap was divine to look at and apparently quite delicious but the Mandarin Crème Brulee was also top notch - will be back again. Service was friendly and efficient.
Hi Dianne, Thank you so much for fabulous and very comprehensive review - we love it! We aim to provide a high quality dining experience which covers all aspects of food, service and atmosphere. So glad we ticked all the boxes. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon!
Mark McLoughlin, Public Dining Room responded on Thu, 14 Feb 2019

dined on Thu, 31 Jan 2019

(10)
Per person expenditure was due to Birthday Club deal ($81 discount)

dined on Wed, 30 Jan 2019

(10)
Public Dining welcomed my husband and I for my birthday with a special discount. This you must sign up for prior to be entitled to. Basically if two people are dining, the entree, main and desert of the lessor value are complimentary up to $100 value. We both enjoyed oysters from the south coast of NSW for entree; pasta for main however "the zinger" was "The Syrah" from McLaren Vale SA for $65. Service was fantastic as always and the co-owners always welcoming and delightful. We will be back!
Hi Rachael, We are so pleased that we were able to spoil you with our special Birthday Offer! It's nice to be able to give something back to our regular diners and we really appreciate you spreading the word with this lovely review! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!
Mark McLoughlin, Public Dining Room responded on Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Yvonne & Rod Hazell

dined on Thu, 24 Jan 2019

(10)
Very special thank you

dined on Sun, 20 Jan 2019

(9)
PDR is one of our favourites and we have been there many times. Service was not as attentive at lunchtime on a Sunday compared to an evening meal that we have had in the past. It was busy and maybe they had one or two people down to take care of us but it was and will be one of our favourite spots. Great to look out over Balmoral Beach.
Vicki Johnston

dined on Fri, 18 Jan 2019

(10)
Public always delivers. Seasonal menu appropriate to beachside location. Great!
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Specials

Mother’s Day

Pricing is $140 per adult, $50 per child under 12. We request that you provide your credit card details to secure your reservation with full 50% deposit of $140per person. If you fail to show up, number decrease or cancel without at least 7 days notice, your payment will become non-refundable. If you have children included in your party, please specify the total number in the 'Special Requests' field prior to completing this reservation.
Max. people
8
When
12 May 2019
Sun 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
When
12 May 2019
Sun 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Mother's Day For Bookings 9+

Pricing is $140 per adult, $50 per child under 12. We request that you provide your credit card details to secure your reservation with full 50% deposit of $140 per person. If you fail to show up, number decrease or cancel without at least 7 days notice, your payment will become non-refundable. If you have children included in your party, please specify the total number in the 'Special Requests' field prior to completing this reservation.
Min. people
9
When
12 May 2019
Sun 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
When
12 May 2019
Sun 1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
When
12 May 2019
Sun 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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About Public Dining Room

A Balmoral Beauty... If you’ve made it to Balmoral Baths, then you’ve pretty much got the location sorted. Tick one for Public Dining Room. As you sit in this bright, contemporary room with huge dome lights punctuating the open space, floor-to-ceiling windows and warm timbers throughout, spirits and instantly raised. When heart-warming, tasty food is served you know you’ve hit a winner. Tick Two for Public Dining Room.The focus here is on casual fine food – supporting Australian ingredients, suppliers and sustainable seafood wherever possible. Breakfasts of smashed avocado on Sonoma toast with Yarra Valley fetta and seasonal Portobello mushrooms covered with grana padano are a popular choice. Lunch and dinner options run from oyster selections, to gin-cured trout or Thirlmere duck (confit and smoked). It’s good for the soul type food served in a picture perfect setting - the kind of dining experience that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Who doesn't want a bit of that? Best dish: gin-cured trout

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